Pros and cons of snare strap: mylar strip, cord, grosgrain

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
I only use cord.
I used to use Ludwig's gold cord, but it has been changed.
I've used a Kevlar paracord (size "micro" 1.18mm 1/20--yellow) for almost 2 years now.
I used other paracord types, which are also excellent, but the Kevlar does not stretch, so there isn't any break-in period.
It doesn't really "wear" either.

The only "drawback" is that it's kind of difficult to cut.
My solution is razor blades to cut, and a dab of hot glue on the ends to seal the cut, since it doesn't melt like other cords--it's flame resistant 900°.
The cord gives me the most "transparent" snare sound to my ears.
I hate plastic strips, Grossgrain ribbon is ok, but I prefer cord.
Hey Karl nice to hear from you!

It was you who I got the grosgrain info from.

At the time, you were all about grosgrain. What happened?
 

KarlCrafton

Platinum Member
Hey Karl nice to hear from you!

It was you who I got the grosgrain info from.

At the time, you were all about grosgrain. What happened?
I had the ribbon on a few snares Billy (Baker) made me, but then I got the Canopus wires, and A/B'd things, and put cord on again.
That just sounded the best to me, and I haven't looked back.
After I ran out of the Ludwig cord, I started with the Kevlar stuff. I cut a spool of it to size so I didn't have to do it for a LONG time haha!
 

John Q. Drummer

Active member
Cord by far. No real brand loyalty.
Grosgrain a rather distant second.
Those plastic strips...get out of here with those abominations. H-E-double hockey sticks NO.
Those old, blue coated steel wires that used to come with Puresound wires? Remember those? Holy schnikes...those were the absolute worst.
 
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